When you walk into the plumbing aisle at the big box store, water heaters are sold by the capacity of the tank in most cases. But this isn't always the most important number.
Radiant heating systems supply heat directly to the floor or to panels in the wall or ceiling of a house. When radiant heating is located in the floor, it is often called radiant floor heating or simply floor heating.
Low-flow toilets and other technology innovations can help save water in every home, and each step can make a difference.
Scale is a buildup of minerals inside your hot water heater and on plumbing fixtures. It's primarily calcium and magnesium, which looks like white particles or pieces of paper in plumbing fixtures.
When Carl Benker and his wife, Elizabeth Wegner, designed their first home, the couple never intended to win contests or awards.
Talking with an old friend, you find out that he had to replace his water last weekend. You both moved into your new homes in different states in the same month. His water heater last only 10 years, but yours is still going strong. What happened?
If you're in the market for a top energy efficient water heater and want to stay with a storage tank unit, consider a condensing water heater. They're a good option if your home uses gas and you need a unit with a capacity of 55 gallons or more.
As the NAECA 2015 rules change the water heater landscape by requiring higher efficiency, building professionals and consumers face new challenges when choosing a water heater. Kristen Metropoulos, product manager with Bosch Thermotechnology, reviewed some of the benefits of tankless...
That crusty white or green substance on your shower wall, showerhead or faucet is called lime scale or scale deposits. If you can see it in your plumbing fixtures, keep in mind the same thing is happening inside your water heater.
Water heaters continue to gain efficiencies through innovative engineering that grabs energy that used to be wasted.
Under NAECA efficiency regulations when into effect in April 2016, it can be difficult to replace or install a large capacity electric tank water heater.
As technology reaches further into homes, building professionals will have to be educated to select and integrate the right products for the job.
It can be confusing to shop for a water heater. Most people want the most efficient unit, but don't want to pay more than they have to. So here are some things to keep in mind when you're looking for a water heater.
At the 2016 AHR Expo, 60,000 industry professionals and nearly 2,000 exhibitors reviewed the latest and best products in the heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration industry.
Radiant heating, usually in the floor, provides even heat that helps keep the chill of winter away. It's different than forced air heating, with hot air blowing through ducts that leave warm spots and cold spots in the house.
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